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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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So interesting

Loved this. Very interesting. I learned a lot and loved to see in all the rooms. Lots of stairs... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
sherry8165
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Enumclaw, Washington
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Meaningful Visit

My wife and I traveled to Martinez just to visit the John Muir National Historic Site which was so... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
WilsonGotro
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this. Very interesting. I learned a lot and loved to see in all the rooms. Lots of stairs but there is a cart if needed

Thank sherry8165
Reviewed 21 May 2016

My wife and I traveled to Martinez just to visit the John Muir National Historic Site which was so interesting and meaningful. Don't miss this gem!

Thank WilsonGotro
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Before I visited had seen the PBS special by Ken Burns about the National Parks so knew the history of the woods. It more than lived up to expectations. Great news for seniors, you can get a pass for lifetime for all national parks and...More

Thank sharon o
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

John Muir is often described as the father of the National Parks, so it is appropriate that his home is administered by the NPS. There are a lot of interesting artefacts and information panels, but I most enjoyed soaking in the atmosphere of the place...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

John Muir is considered the founder of the Sierra Club and the National Park system, but who knew he lived in Martinez in a 10,000sf Italianate style mansion?! The home is open for touring daily and we even climbed up to the bell tower which...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Leave inspired by the exhibits of John Muir and his family in their home in Martinez, CA. Visit the historic Martinez Adobe also on the property. Come often because there are rotating exhibits and many public events. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. And...More

Thank CRI321
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Local history comes alive with walking the grounds and talking to the amazing staff!!! I have to type at least 100 characters in order to validate

1  Thank dantanna88
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

First, I need to admit that I'm a huge admirer of John Muir, so for me to be able to walk in the home where he lived and see the desk where he wrote his eloquent advocacy pieces was pretty amazing. They have a video...More

1  Thank ErinTreadwell
Reviewed 2 February 2016

It's hard to imagine John Muir staying home and farming but that he did at this lovely home in Martinez. House and garden are very interesting to walk through, and the guides are quite knowledgeable. It's helpful to take in the short video presentation beforehand.

Thank MaryfromCA
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Very interesting insight to John Muir. Tour guide was very informative and enjoyed the house tour. I learned things about John Muirs life which I never would of expected. Worth a visit! But I can't help but wonder if John Muir would roll over in...More

Thank DobyCary
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